For the second year Big Smoke has teamed up with Keys To The Streets to film musicians performing intimate concerts on the public pianos located throughout the city.
While the pianos have gone away for the season, we still have some awesome videos to watch, and reminisce about warmer times.
This video features Andrew Lee of Holy Hum performing on the public piano at Strathcona Community Garden.
Here's what Adam Sharp of Big Smoke has to say about this video:
We met with Andrew Lee of Holy Hum on a warm evening in the beautiful Strathcona Community Garden on one of the final days of this years’ Keys To The Streets program. The city had recently been struck by a storm that brutally rendered a few of our pianos nearly mute including this one, which was restricted to just one octave and a few stray keys on either end. While discussing other options for the shoot with Andrew, he drove down to the garden to assess the damage for himself and an hour or so before we were to meet reported back that he would be able to make it work on the 12-or-so working keys.
On that note, it is my pleasure to introduce this sparse and beautiful version of Portishead’s “The Rip”.